You’ve heard the terms in TV ads, seen them in print ads, and perhaps noticed them on the labels of a variety of dental products. But what do the terms plaque, tartar, gingivitis and worse, periodontal disease, really mean?
Your teeth can last a lifetime if you practice good, basic dental care which includes flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day. While it sounds easy, fact is many people do an unsatisfactory job of it.
When shopping for toothpaste in your local store you’ll likely face dozens of brands to choose from. Your purchase decision may be made based upon personal preferences, budget, recommendation from a friend, or even experimentation. However, it must be said that choosing the right kind of toothpaste requires some careful thought.
We’ve all heard that brushing properly is essential for cleaning our teeth and gums effectively. But when you get right down to it, do we know what proper brushing really means?
Taking good care of your teeth is extremely important. The consequences of losing your natural teeth can be costly and life changing. Twice-daily brushing & flossing removes particulate buildup from foods, as well as bacteria that can cause cavities. Although these substances continue to accumulate on a daily basis, regular effective home care can protect teeth and gums from their damaging effects. A semi-annual hygiene therapy appointment will eliminate otherwise hard to remove dental plaque that can accumulate and calcify, leading to serious periodontal problems and potential tooth loss.
Your teeth can last a lifetime if you practice good, continuing home dental care together with semi-annual professional hygiene therapy. Problem is that too many people who suffer with tooth decay and periodontal diseases never learned to brush and floss correctly.